What Is Opportunity Based Organizational Design?

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What Is Opportunity Based Organisational Design?

Morning, when I finished my PHD on Business Administration and Knowledge Management in 2001 on ‘Transformation of Financial Services Companies. How To Map And Measure Customer Value Created With Relationship Capital” (see the mockup above this blog), I proposed opportunity based organisational design as a way for large financial services companies including the large global corporate, the universal bank, ABN Amro, I was working in at the same time hybrid working, working at home online and other forms of ‘remote working’ and virtual organizing including as digital nomad working and learning anywhere, any place and time:

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What is opportunity-based organisational design?

“In what is called the opportunity based organisational design approach, rather than viewing the company as a portfolio of business units, managers of these companies regard an organisation as a portfolio of people and of opportunities to create value”.

Based on this ‘portfolio ‘of people (not ‘resources’), small internal ‘businesses’ or teams including virtual teams with 5-50 people are organised on a temporarily basis. This opportunity-based design perspective gives ant large or small company the flexibility to bring the best people with the right soft and hard skills and the right mindset together to work on the most promising opportunities.

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The interesting thing however is, that the principle of opportunity based design is actually also applied and can be applied by people that want to start their own online business full-time or as side hustle as I first did in 2001. Or if you want to become an Ai-powered startup or an AI-powered scaleup.

How? By regarding the whole world as one one big endless online pool of people to co-create value! That is the basic idea behind all the popular forms of a virtual organization including your own AI-powered business ecosystem. You do not need to ‘own’ people, ‘own resources’ and hire them with a fixed contract. Why should you if you are not a senior manager in a large corporate or any other large bureaucratic organization including in government?

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Collaborative change management is a preferred way in many large organizations of implementing change in the organization by involving preferable all the people who will be affected by it. The idea is to get people on board with the change rather than simply telling them what to do.

Here are some of the key benefits of collaborative change management:

  • – Increased buy-in from all employees: When people feel like they have a say in how a change is implemented, they are more likely to be supportive of it.
  • – Improved communication: Collaboration helps to ensure that everyone is on the same page about the change.
  • – Reduced resistance to change: By involving people in the process, you can address their concerns and help them to see the benefits of the change.
  • – Better solutions: When you get a variety of perspectives involved, you are more likely to come up with the best possible solution.

If you are considering implementing a change in your organization, then collaborative change management is a great approach to consider in a number of situations when the external environment is calm and stable.

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However, collaborative change is not the right approach to change management ine very situation

While collaborative change management is a powerful tool, there are situations where it might not be the most effective strategy. Here are some cases where a different approach might be better:

  • Time-Sensitive Changes: If there’s an urgent need to implement a change due to a crisis or critical situation, the collaborative process might take too long. A quicker, top-down approach might be necessary to address the immediate need. Examples are for instance the lockdowns because of Covid-19 when a quick implementation of hybrid working, working at home and other foms of remote working had to be implemented fast:
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  • Highly Confidential Changes: If the change involves sensitive information or strategic decisions that need to be kept confidential, involving a large group might not be practical.
  • – Clear Direction with Limited Options: When the change has a clear direction and there are limited options to consider, extensive collaboration might not be necessary or even possible. A well-defined communication plan can effectively explain the change and its rationale.
  • – Technological Developments: Examples are the fast growth of the Internet, the fast gworth f smart phones and The Democratization Of AI and its impact on industries, business models and organizational designs.

In these type of situations including sudden external eventslike the satrt of the War in Ukraine, consider alternative approaches such as informing employees clearly about the change and its rationale, providing training and support, or creating feedback mechanisms to address concerns but show real leadership and act fast and decisive.

The key is to choose the approach that best suits the specific situation and ensures a smooth and successful change implementation depending on the situation. We call that situational change management.

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If you want to learn how turn your company into an AI-Powered Company© using the AI-Model Canvas© using the right change management approach, the right change strategy for you company given the current fast changing business environment, contact us today for a free online intake session. Please email your mobile number and the link to your LinkedIn profile using this form. Then we immediately will contact you to schedule that call or face-to-face meeting.

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Tony de Bree

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